Inside St. Stephen's                    
 12 May 2013
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
 Easter Tidings
At St. Stephen's, we are  committed to God's love expressed through our lives and common worship.
 Inside St. Stephen's 
Contemplative Eucharist


Choral Eucharist
Sunday School
9:30-11:30am - Childcare
Coffee Connections:
This Sunday -
12 May- Team 10:
Happy Mother's Day!
chaired by
Capucine Hoybach
Next Sunday - 19 May
Pentecost Sunday
Team 11:
chaired by
Koko Peters



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  Children Youth


 Naomi & Ruth    

Sunday School


Pre-K-1st: Holy Moly

Naomi & Ruth

(Pamela Del Villar)


2nd & 3rd: Spark

Peter Heals

(George Brown)


4th & 5th: Live-It!

We are all God's Children

(Melissa Prentis) 





Middle & High School:

(Sam Gerner)


It is time to sign up for summer camp

Use the links below

Vacation Bible SchoolJoseph many colors
Joseph's Many Colored Coat
June 17-21
The dynamic story of Joseph is the launch pad for crafts, games, singing and dancing for older pre-shcool and elementary age children.
Middle School and High Schoolers serve as Counselors.  Adult volunteers always welcome.  It's a sweet, gentle camp and the kids love it.  Contact Shari Young, Associate Rector and Camp Director:
Download an application here:
Camp Links on the St. Stephen's Home Webpage



Camp CreateCoyote Trickster
Coyote Trickster Tales
July 15-19
This summer we are inspired by the rich Native American tales of Coyote. Children (grades 2-5) will paint and draw, sing, dance, play drums, have playtime, listen to storytellers, learn magic tricks, and have a tasty lunch. 
High School counselors receive valuable Leadership Training. Adults join the fun as volunteers.  Contact Shari Young, Associate Rector and Camp Director:
Download an application here:
Camp Links on the St. Stephen's Home Webpage




Don't Forget to send in your
Capital Campaign Pledge!

Honoring our Legacy CampaignSt. Stephen's


The Honoring Our Legacy Campaign will end in just three weeks. Several people, amazed that over

$1 million has been raised already, asked, "What difference could my pledge make?"  Your pledge makes all the difference.  Your pledge stands between the Church and 100% participation.  Your pledge stands between the present tally and the goal of $1.6 million.  Fifty pledges at $6,000 becomes $300,000.  One hundred pledges of $2,000 is $200,000.  Your pledge is everything.

This Friday         
Anasazi Luncheon Cinco de Mayo
10 May
Anasazi celebrates Cinco de Mayo!  We will begin with some social time at 11am.  Lunch will be served at noon.  The 11:30am program will consist of brief comments by Midge Moore on the history and significance of the Mexican holiday.
Please join in for some fun and a Mexican Feast!  Everyone is welcome.  $5 lunch donation. 
RSVP to Lois' email click or call 435.1780
Upcoming  at St. Stephen's



The Dove and the Fire  

19 May




following the 10am service


Food, activities for all ages, catering by Abel's Mexican Taqueria, Purple Monkey photo booth, ice cream, crafts, cake, good company!

Suggested donation $12 adult ~ $10 kids (12 and under)

Please RSVP to your Evite. 

If you did not receive one, please email Marianne Pearson at


Sunday Evening

May 12 & 19



EvenSpark is offered twice a month as an alternative 30-40 minute service.  Come join the fun.

Death and Dying ClassWalk


26 May, 2 June, 9 June

after the 10am service


Beginning May 26th, Rob Gieselmann will lead a three-week discussion on death, following the 10am service each Sunday.  Yes, death.  Rob is convinced that this universal experience is the least-talked-about part of our spiritual journeys, yet the most common.
May 26 - Rob will read a passage from his own book about his wife's, Laura's, death, discuss his experiences of the deaths of others, and then invite discussion.  You can purchase Rob's book at coffee hour this Sunday for $6.
June 2 - Rob will lead a discussion on heaven, and include a little physics and testimonials of near-death experiences.
June 9 - Rob will talk about planning for your own death, and you will have the opportunity to plan your own funeral.
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9 May: Homeward Bound Dinner

                 ~ Capucine


13 May: Women's Knitting @ 10:30am

                                         ~ Elaine elaine's email click


19 May - Sunday:  Gives Back Steering Committee after church  (all welcome)


Summer Camps Volunteers ~

Would love to have adult volunteer help - contact Shari, 


Thursday Thrift Shop Volunteers:

Our Dear Roger and Bill moved East and left one man on our Thrift Shop roster.  Call P.J. 435-5171 to add your name as a volunteer.  Work one three hour shift a month.



Artist in Residenceartwork
Cornelia (Nela) Wattley, a long time member of St. Stephen's Church, will be exhibiting her recent art work in the Foyer of St. Stephen's during the month of May.  Please stop by after church to see her beautiful work and to read her fascinating biography in the folder on the table.
If you or your children or grandchildren would like to exhibit art in the foyer of St. Stephen's, please contact Ginny Doyle at 435-6540.  We will be featuring children's work this summer.

Save These Dates!

           Stephen's On the Gro Calendar: 



12 - Mother's Day

12 & 19 - EvenSpark - 5:30pm

19 - Pentecost Taco Party - after the 10am service

26 - Death & Dying - after the 10am service - led by Rob Gieselmann

26 - Trinity Sunday



1st Monday - The Outdoor Club Hike - 10:00am
Wednesdays: 11am - Women's Group - May 16 - last meeting until Fall
Thursdays 8:15am: Contemplative Prayer on the Gospel Reading
Thursdays: 10am-1 or 1-4pm - Volunteers at the Thrift Shop
Thursdays: 7:30pm - Choir Practice
Adult Education
26 May, 2 June, 9 June - Death and Dying Class - led by Rob
2014 Parish Retreat
April 4-6, 2014 - Mark your calendars


Spring Benefit Concert
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
11 May
Join the St. Andrew Presbyterian Choir at St. Andrew's (101 Donahue in Marin City), Pastor Veronica Giones, James Monroe Inglehart from "The Wiz" and Yvonne DeVaughn known for her CD "Quiet Times of Prayer and Praise" in a benefit concert for St. Andrews.


Articles for submission are due by Tuesday afternoon at 2pm.


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St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

3 Bay View Avenue

PO Box 97

Belvedere, CA 94920